Touch is a long-term ongoing project that delves into a subconscious exploration of sexual fantasy and violence from the perspective of my cultural background as an East Asian female, through expanding the contextual meaning of food and body in photographic practice.
Food is a carrier of sensory memory. The process of being intimate with food is as complex for me as developing an intimate relationship with a human being. I visualized my personal feelings, memories, and desires in daily life when I was shopping, cooking, and dining. The images investigate the edible materials, colours, and textures: when they touch my fingertips, my palms, and my lips, they make all the difference to my mind.
Manyi Chan is a London-based artist who was born in Hong Kong (2001) and grew up in Shanghai, recently graduated with BA in Photography at the London College of Communication (UAL). Her work looks at the uncanny beauty within everyday moments with a slice of humor and a keen awareness of self-identity, expressed through photography, film, installation, and text.